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FNCDX Franklin NextStep Conservative C

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Fund FNCDX Franklin NextStep Conservative C VASIX Vanguard LifeStrategy Income Inv FASIX Fidelity Asset Manager® 20%  
100% 87% 88%
Annual Fees
(1.81% Exp. Ratio)
(0.12% Exp. Ratio)
(0.53% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.44% annual return
$11,922.98 $19,894.04 $17,584.52
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$7,971.06 +$5,661.54
As of 9/30/16
3 YR --
5 YR --
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 7.33%
3 YR 5.02%
5 YR 5.28%
10 YR 4.61%
1 YR RETURN 6.58%
3 YR 3.74%
5 YR 4.79%
10 YR 4.24%
The investment seeks the highest level of long-term total return that is consistent with an acceptable level of risk. The fund is a "fund of funds" meaning that it seeks to achieve its investment goal by investing its assets in underlying funds (i.e., other mutual funds and exchange-traded funds), including underlying funds managed by Franklin Templeton as well as those managed by unaffiliated investment managers. The fund will seek to maintain a target exposure, principally through investment in underlying funds, of 25% to equities and equity-related securities and 75% to debt securities.
The investment seeks current income and some capital appreciation. The fund invests in other Vanguard mutual funds according to a fixed formula that reflects an allocation of approximately 80% of the fund's assets to bonds and 20% to common stocks. Its indirect bond holdings are a diversified mix of short-, intermediate-, and long-term U.S. government, U.S. agency, and investment-grade U.S. corporate bonds; mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities; and government, agency, corporate, and securitized investment-grade foreign bonds issued in currencies other than the U.S. dollar (but hedged by Vanguard to minimize foreign currency exposure).
The investment seeks a high level of current income; capital appreciation is a secondary consideration. The fund allocates the fund's assets among three main asset classes: the stock class (equity securities of all types), the bond class (fixed-income securities of all types maturing in more than one year, including lower-quality debt securities which are sometimes referred to as high yield debt securities or junk bonds), and the short-term/money market class (fixed-income securities of all types maturing in one year or less).

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